Welcome to Little Fruits Childminding!
We are a family run childminding service that provides care to children from 0 - 14 years.
We pride ourselves on running a home from home atmosphere to the children which is reflected in our setting. We have two small dogs and two cats the dogs are not allowed access to the playroom but they do have full access to the garden where the children get to pet them .our aim is to provide children with a caring and nurturing environment, that helps them to develop their confidence and skills in preparation for school. We encourage and support the children to seek out their own opportunities for play, using their creative and imaginative minds, with a little guidance at times, to set up the perfect opportunities through which they would best learn and develop key skills. Thus making learning fun through play.
Hi, my name is Chris. I own and run Little Fruits and have been doing so for just over 14years. I am rated "Good" with Ofsted.
I am married with four children .before I started childminding I worked in various shops in town .I also while living in Cornwall worked part time in a playgroup / nursery for two years .For the past 9 years my daughter Sam has been working along side me as a co childminder Sam is also rated good with ofsted she is married with two children that attend little fruits before and after school and through the holidays
NVQ 3 in childcare. I have up to date certificates in Pediatric First Aid, safeguarding and Child Protection. In addition to those I also keep myself up to date by attending other various childcare courses throughout the year.
Sam also holds a level two and three NVQ in childcare.also holds a pediatric first aid,safeguarding and child protection certificate.
In addition everyone (working and living on the premises) have had a CRB / DBS Check
Our hours are 7:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday. However we are flexible and will accommodate to individual needs where possible.
We do close on bank holidays
|Last Updated: 01/12/2021|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
Full Day (6.5 - 10 hours) £35
Half Day (up to 6.5 hours, morning or afternoon session) £25
*Please note we do request a minimum of 2 days a week to best settle in and benefit your child.
Before School Care £6
After School Care £12
Fees include mid morning snack for full & half days.
Please note nappies and food are not included and will need to be provided
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My son, aged 2 and a half years has been attending little fruits for just over one year now. He suffers from some separation anxiety when we leave him still after 12 months but Christine and her team deal with this so quickly and efficiently. My son is able to calm with 2-3 minutes of my leaving and then enjoys a very happy session with the team. My son is always clean, well looked after and attend to, and happy when I arrive to collect him. He enjoys telling me about what activities he has enjoyed that day and always happy to go back when his older sister is joining him for that added comfort. Christine is flexible and knowledgeable in her approach and provides an all round excellent service.
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